How to minimize your workload; AI prompts for teachers

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I’m not sure if I like the picture I generated using the words AI creating plans, but I would like to recommend these prompts for teachers. AI can be a valuable tool for teachers in their work. AI can help teachers with tasks such as grading, feedback, personalized learning, and data analysis. AI can also enhance teachers’ creativity and innovation by providing new ways of teaching and learning. AI can empower teachers to focus more on the human aspects of education, such as emotional support, social skills, and critical thinking.

Useful prompts:

Answering common questions

Teachers can use ChatGPT to build an FAQ resource for students that can answer common questions or concerns. This can help reduce the number of repetitive questions teachers have to answer and provide more time for one-on-one interaction with students.

Prompt: I want to create an FAQ resource for my students covering topics like homework, assessment, and attendance. Can you provide me with answers to some of the most common questions about these topics?

ChatGPT can generate quick suggestions for teaching plans.

By providing GPT with a topic or subject area, teachers can receive suggestions for activities, resources, and learning objectives tailored to the students’ needs. This can save teachers a lot of time that they would otherwise spend creating teaching plans from scratch.

Prompt: I need to create a teaching plan on the topic of renewable energy for 6th-grade students in science class. Can you suggest some activities, resources, and learning objectives that are appropriate for their age and level of understanding?


Providing feedback on student work

ChatGPT can be used to provide initial feedback on student work, such as essays or written assignments. This can save teachers a lot of time that they can then use to provide more detailed feedback to the students. (Students can also learn to do this themselves with ChatGPT!)

Prompt: Provide feedback on the following essay. Give detailed comments on areas where the student can improve. Provide specific suggestions on how the student can improve their writing skills, using examples from the text. Text: [Paste the text here]

Language support

For teachers working with students who are learning a new language or do not have Norwegian as their native language, ChatGPT can be used to translate materials and provide language assistance, making it easier for these students to access and engage in the instruction.

Prompt: Can you simplify the following text and translate it into Ukrainian? Text: [Paste the text here]

Creating supplementary materials

ChatGPT can generate quizzes, worksheets, flashcards, and guides based on specific topics or learning objectives. This can save teachers time and effort in preparing these materials themselves.

Prompt: Can you generate a worksheet on fractions that includes both visual and numerical examples? Please ensure that the questions cover both addition and subtraction of fractions.

Simplifying a difficult text

It’s easy to have ChatGPT create a simplified text.

Prompt: Condense and simplify the text so that a child can understand it. Text: [Paste the text here]

Drafting emails, websites, or other communications

ChatGPT can help teachers efficiently draft emails, newsletters, and announcements, allowing them to focus on their students instead of spending time on administrative tasks.

Prompt: I need to send a message to all the parents in my class about our upcoming mountain trip tomorrow. Can you help me draft a clear, concise message with all the necessary information?


Responding to students’ questions

ChatGPT can be used to answer students’ questions about a specific topic or concept. This can be especially useful for teachers with large classes who may not have time to address each student’s question individually. In that case, students need access to and know how to use a language model.

Prompt: Some of my students are struggling to understand the concept of photosynthesis. Can you explain it to them simply so they can understand?

Assisting with peer assessment

ChatGPT can be used to facilitate peer assessment among students by providing guidelines and prompts that can help them give more effective feedback to their classmates. This saves the teacher time and encourages collaborative learning and critical thinking.

Prompt: I want my students to provide effective feedback to their peers in the next class. Can you give me some guidelines and questions that can help them provide constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement?

Creating personalized learning experiences

AI can be used to create personalized learning experiences for students based on their interests and learning styles. This can help keep students engaged and motivated in their learning. It’s exciting when students learn to do this themselves with ChatGPT.

Prompt: One of my students is very interested in sports. Can you suggest some sports-related activities and resources that can help them learn and develop in areas such as mathematics, science, and language?

Classroom collaboration

Teachers can incorporate language models into group activities and facilitate collaboration and discussion among students on various topics, encouraging teamwork and strengthening communication skills.

Prompt: Can you provide a topic and discussion question for a group activity on environmental conservation?

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